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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJARAI.2014.030103
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence(IJARAI), Volume 3 Issue 1, 2014.
Abstract: Aerosol refractive index and size distribution estimations based on polarized atmospheric irradiance measurements are proposed together with its application to reflectance based vicarious calibration. A method for reflectance based vicarious calibration with aerosol refractive index and size distribution estimation using atmospheric polarization irradiance data is proposed. It is possible to estimate aerosol refractive index and size distribution with atmospheric polarization irradiance measured with the different observation angles (scattering angles). The Top of the Atmosphere (TOA) or at-sensor radiance is estimated based on atmospheric codes with estimated refractive index and size distribution then vicarious calibration coefficient can be calculated by comparing to the acquired visible to near infrared instrument data onboard satellites. The estimated TOA radiance based on the proposed method is compared to that with aureole-meter based approach which is based on refractive index and size distribution estimated with solar direct, diffuse and aureole (Conventional AERONET approach). It is obvious that aureole-meter is not portable, heavy and large while polarization irradiance measurement instruments are light and small (portable size and weight).
Kohei Arai , “Sensitivity Analysis for Aerosol Refractive Index and Size Distribution Estimation Methods Based on Polarized Atmospheric Irradiance Measurements” International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence(IJARAI), 3(1), 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJARAI.2014.030103